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Recent Ruiter buzz on Chi Ting Apocalypse blog
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: April 06, 2014 07:26AM

Some recent discussion here.


A blog written by persons who live in Tiruvannamalai, aka 'Tiru'.

Blog can be searched for other names.

Warning: non PC outrageous graphics.

But..that is the glory of the First Amendment in action.

Rock on..

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Re: Recent Ruiter buzz on Chi Ting Apocalypse blog
Posted by: arunadasi ()
Date: April 06, 2014 03:36PM

Haven't been here for some time...

I happened to be in Tiru this February and I saw all the posters for John de Ruiter.
It was the first time I've been there in high season for many years, and I was overwhelmed by what the place has become. What was once a tranquil settlement centered around Ramanashram is now a chaotic spiritual tourism hotspot. Apart from the ads for John de Ruiter there were also ads for Laughing Yoga and Chatsang (where you go just to chat about spiritual matters). Aura readings, astrology, Tantra -- it's all there. One yoga teacher even began putting up her posters on signposts on the hill -- I tore them down.

Very few of these people and the tourists who come to see them set foot inside Ramanashram, which thank goodness remains as free of commerce as ever. But it is sad to see what has become of one of the finest places in all of India.

Reading that blog reminded me of a BBC video I saw recently, in which one of the pseudo-gurus, Radha Ma, was feautured; I had never heard of her before but I saw her in this film and so went to the blog post about her to learn of how she died. Truly horrific self-immolation. Read about it here.

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Re: Gangaji, Mooji, Om C Parkin, John de Ruiter
Posted by: arunadasi ()
Date: April 06, 2014 05:01PM

... and in the meantime Mooji, also mentioned in the title thread, has thrived and become one of the leading Satsang teachers in the UK. A Jamaican guru with dreadlocks -- what a USP!

Here is his website: []

Mooji claims, like s many other New Age gurus floating around, to be of the line of Ramana Maharshi,and used to visit Tiruvannamalai regularly. He now has his own base in Portugal -- rumour has it that he was banned from Tiru due to tax evasion but I haven't really followed that story.

I have friends who are totally convinced by Mooji and dragged ma along to his Satsang in Brixton, London. Needless to say I was unimpressed -- his teaching is watered down Advaita, which he spoonfeeds to his devotees.

Here a blog post on Mooji from the Chi Ting Apocalypse blog: []

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Re: Gangaji, Mooji, Om C Parkin, John de Ruiter
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: April 07, 2014 11:15PM

Mooji is collecting funds to build an ashram.

Here is a question for his loyal supporters.

When that ashram is completed, will your loyalty be

Too often, all too often, when an ashram or worship complex is
completed, the guru grows distant.

The early warmth and camaraderie between guru and devotees fades. Guru
becomes distant.

Buildings create and maintain pecking orders.

Will big donors be given equal treatment with those who donated less?

Will long time supporters have access to Mooji as they had in
the good old days before the ashram was built?

Or will the completed ashram result in the guru becoming remote,
will your support be forgotten, and will you be forced to wait, while
new supporters or the rich supporters be given preferential treatment?

Another question: Will neighbors be respected? Will the ashram community
be an asset to the area?

Or will noise, traffic and disruption take place around the ashram
in ways that mirror the changes in Tiru, now that so many
have shoved in and turned it into (so they say) a spiritual bazaar?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/28/2017 08:14PM by corboy.

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New article on Jan de Ruiter - November 2017
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: November 25, 2017 11:02PM

Jan de Ruiter

Edmonton, Canada

Other names for this group:

"Johnites" "Oasis" "The College" "Oasis Centre" "College of Integrated Philosophy"

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There was a cup of coffee on her desk, growing cold. There was her wallet and her cell phone, her purse and her winter coat, a framed picture of John. The face she had stared at for countless hours, light hair and clear blue eyes, a gaze that felt as though it could unlock the universe itself.

Anina had moved across the world to be close to John de Ruiter. Four times a week, she and hundreds of others filled the long rows of chairs at The Oasis Centre in west Edmonton, staring silently at him for hours as he sat beatifically under a beam of light, staring back.

He was their guru and teacher, to some even a saviour, a humble messiah they called simply "John." They left their lives and families to be with him, devoted themselves completely to him and his teachings.

He arranged their marriages and relationships, their jobs and homes, gave them counsel and made their decisions, their lives winding ever more tightly around him while he drew from them their time and their labour, their money and their love.

They were Johnites or Oasis, sometimes The College, or just "the group."

Anina had changed. How when she talked about him, she adopted his mannerisms and tone, her face becoming distant and her voice sleepy and soft, almost like an entirely different person than the one they had known.


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